Some Musicians Playing at Festival in 2018

Pianist and vocalist Bill Stevenson

Pianist and vocalist Bill Stevenson

Kirk MacDonald

Kirk MacDonald

Virginia MacDonald on clarinet and Lucien Gray on guitar.

Virginia MacDonald on clarinet and Lucien Gray on guitar.

Tanner MacDonald lives in New Glasgow and is associated with the jazz music program at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish. Cape Breton Jazz Festival is pleased to have Tanner taking part in the Jazz Festival.

Tanner MacDonald lives in New Glasgow and is associated with the jazz music program at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish. Cape Breton Jazz Festival is pleased to have Tanner taking part in the Jazz Festival.

Mike Melchin of the Whiskysmoke Blues Band. Mike contributes vocals, long with guitar and keyboard work.

Mike Melchin of the Whiskysmoke Blues Band. Mike contributes vocals, long with guitar and keyboard work.

Guitarist Jake Hanlon with the Whiskysmoke Blues Band

Guitarist Jake Hanlon with the Whiskysmoke Blues Band

New York Stories: A Vocal Performance by Micael Barnes accompanied by jazz pianist Holly Arsenault on Thursday, August 9 at the Joan Harris Cruise Pavilion. Show time at 7:30 pm

New York Stories: A Vocal Performance by Micael Barnes accompanied by jazz pianist Holly Arsenault on Thursday, August 9 at the Joan Harris Cruise Pavilion. Show time at 7:30 pm

Jazz pianist Holly Arsenault who will be accompaning jazz crooner Michah Barnes on Thursday, August 9 at the Joan Harris Cruise Pavilion

Jazz pianist Holly Arsenault who will be accompaning jazz crooner Michah Barnes on Thursday, August 9 at the Joan Harris Cruise Pavilion

Bill Stevenson and his trio will play on Thursday, August 2 in Sydney to open up the Cape Breton Jazz Festival.

Bill Stevenson and his trio will play on Thursday, August 2 in Sydney to open up the Cape Breton Jazz Festival.

Musicians Who Have Played at Festival in Past Years